My wife and I have been coming here for 2 years regularly from Birmingham just for Sunday lunch and a walk up May Hill and have rarely been disappointed - we rarely book and have always have got in - unusual for a good pub but the location isn't exactly easy to reach.
The £14 2 course or £17 3 course Sunday lunch isn't dear and there is usually a fair bit of choice.
One consistent issue and the flip side of the low prices is that the portions can be very small with just 2 slices of meat dished up if you choose a roast some of which is usually gristle/fat. Also the accompanying veg bowl for the 2 of us was the size of a saucer and lightly loaded - about right for just one diner - I can't imagine a single diner getting any less than this, it'd have to be in a ramikin!
This is OK if you are walking as with 3 courses you will be full but not bogged down too much but those with big appetites beware - quality is consistently good however.
The 3 course includes unlimited tea or coffee but I have only once been offered a refill which is a shame as this defeats the object and this small inexpensive touch is what makes people return - yes I could ask but I could also ask for my main course to be served.
If the portions were made larger with a proportionate increase in prices this place would be hard to fault.
As mentioned by an earlier reviewer it can be chilly in the winter, enough to put my wife off going which is a shame.
If the pub offered B&B, we'd be seriously tempted as there isn't much choice round there and it's so quiet.
And if you are walking up to May Hill, beware of the small dog from the scruffy farm just up the road which is left to bully those who are innocently walking on the public road - the only reason you will get indigestion after a visit here!
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